Provisional guidelines for immunization of children from Ukraine
The immunization calendar of Ukraine is available on the website of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine: – https://en.moz.gov.ua/vaccinations
The same immunization calendar is attached below:
It shows that the immunization calendar of Ukraine is similar to the immunization calendar introduced in Bulgaria. However, there are major differences:
- no immunisation is carried out against pneumococcal infections;
- live polio vaccine is also administered;
- fewer pertussis vaccine administrations;
- fewer administrations of tetanus and diphtheria vaccine;
- fewer administrations of haemophilus influenzae vaccine.
For ease of reference, provisional guidelines for immunisations in the preparation of an individual immunisation plan for children, including for admission to nurseries, kindergartens and schools, are presented in tabular form. It is important that:
- Prioritization of immunizations over reimmunizations. In terms of basic immunisations, priority should be given to those against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps and rubella over those against tuberculosis and pneumococcal infections. Where possible, vaccines should be administered at the same time, with a minimum interval of 1 month between the two live vaccines (M-M-RVAXPRO and BCG).
- Use of Pentaxim vaccine for primary immunisation (lack of hepatitis B vaccine in Bulgaria should not be a barrier to admission of children to kindergarten).
- Children may attend an organised nursery (nursery, kindergarten, school) if they have been given or have had basic immunisations.
- Re-immunisations shall be carried out in a timely manner, observing the intervals specified in the country’s immunisation calendar.